Henry Coe State Park – Shootout

Monument Trail Sunset | Photo by Susan Stillman

Monument Trail Sunset | Photo by Susan Stillman

Date: April 20, 2016 | Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Henry Coe is the largest state park in northern California with wide open spaces, varied and beautiful terrian, lofty ridges and steep canyons. Photograph the spectacular vistas, wildflowers, sunset and full moonrise on Pine Ridge and along the Monument and Ponderosa trails. Expect to see wildflowers in bloom for macro and close-up photos, and wide-angle expansive vistas.

You will need to hike 3.5 to 4 miles. The first 3/4 mile is uphill. Optionally, for those not interested in the hike, they may remain around the Ranger Station area where they will find many interesting scenes and objects to photograph. There is a restroom nearby.

All cameras will work well on this shootout, from smartphones to full frames. For the sunset and full moon shots you will need a tripod and a remote shutter release would be helpful.

The weather can be unpredictable and could get cold after sunset so dress accordingly. Sturdy walking / hiking boots or shoes are recommended. A head lamp or flashlight will be need since we will be returning after dark. There is a parking fee: $8 per car or $7 for those 62 or older.

Contact Susan Stillman to RSVP and arrange car pools, which will leave from the Community and Cultural Center at 4:15PM. Expect to be back to the center between 9-10PM. Susan will email you with additional information.

After the shootout club members can upload their best images to the club’s Shootout flickr® group pool. Title your images “Henry Coe” and tag or keyword them with the date “20APR16“. If you are a club member but not a member of flickr® learn how to join here.

Take only pictures, leave nothing behind!

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